Nikon 50-300mm /4.5 ED Zoom-Nikkor Ai-S 35mm Zoom

50-300mm /4.5 ED Zoom-Nikkor Ai-S

An ideal all around zoom lens that spans from normal to telephoto focal lengths. ED glass provides outstanding picture quality at all focal lengths.

User Reviews (2)

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neorebel1   Professional [Jan 23, 2011]
Strength:

Great optics very sharp at f5.6 on up.

Weakness:

It 's heavy!

You have to use a sturdy tripod.

Do not use the camera mount on your camera and stress the lens mount. USE the one on the lens!!!

I bought this lens over 20 years ago and have used it many times. It is LARGE and HEAVY, not the light plasticy G type by any stretch.

I have used this on my professional digital camera a few times. Since the sharpest part of the lens is the middle part of the optics it does pretty good.

It really rocks on my Nikon F4s. I really mean that too.

Great contrast and sharp. I have photo's of my daughter and here eyes are just limpid pools of blue. I'm not bragging they are just beautiful shots of her. Of course on a sturdy tripod which it the first thing you need to do to get crisp shots!

This lens is not a hand holdable lens. It is sharp and contrasty at f5.6, f8.0 and on up.

I still shoot film sometimes because I am an artist and want that look of film. This lens never lets me down. I wouldn't characterise this as a carry along lens.

Customer Service

Are you kidding. I have never had to send any of my pro equipment to Nikon for anything.

I still have my first pro camera a Nikon F..It still gives me fantastic results and film negatives will scan to 35 mega pixels! Way better than any digital camera!

Similar Products Used: All pro Nikon eqiupment.
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dave Becker   Intermediate [Jul 27, 2001]
Strength:

I Cannot be the only person to own one of these! A wonderful lens with a huge focal range. Would not recommend hand held, it's heavy. Wonderful to use on a monopod or a sturdy tripod. Excellent color contrast. Sharp at all focal lengths but sharpest when shot at f8 to f11, although I have isolated subjects and shot wide open at f4.5 with good result.

Weakness:

It's big and heavy as you would expect. Not a weakness.

A superb lens. Should you consider, make sure you evaluate or buy the latest version as there were several previous which were larger, heavier and did not have ED Glass. I believe serial numbers for the current version start at #183***. Still listed in the Nikon Full Product Book and retails new at B&H for something like $3K.

Customer Service

Hopefully will not need.

Similar Products Used: There's really nothing else out there like this lens except perhaps the Canon 35-350 which I have no experience with.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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